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The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) is the designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Twin Cities Area Transportation Study (TwinCATS) and the Niles-Buchanan-Cass Area Transportation Study (NATS). The SWMPC acts as a liaison between citizens, local government officials, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Get in touch with your local representative today
An MPO is responsible for transportation planning and decision-making that is cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing that encompasses all modes of transportation (i.e. car, bike, foot, bus, boat, air, rail). As an MPO, the SWMPC is also responsible for distributing state and federal money for transportation projects within TwinCATS and NATS boundaries. Three tools the SWMPC uses to decide where money gets dispersed are the:
Unified Work Program (UWP), which states what the MPO staff will work on for the Fiscal year. FY 2013 TwinCATS and FY 2013 NATS.
Long Range Transportation Plan (LRP), which is a long-term document that lays out the goals of the region and how the MPO plans to meet those goals. 2009-2035 TwinCATS and 2009-2035 NATS.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which states what projects have been selected and when they will begin. Projects in the TIP must be identified in the LRP as meeting the goals of the region. The TIP contains a 4 year list of projects that will be built in the region. Click on the link to view the TwinCATS TIP or NATS TIP. To view the current project tables for each region click the following link TwinCATS and NATS.
Please note that the TIP project table changes regularly.
Commonly used definition and acronyms used click here
MPOs operate under the Moving Ahead for the Progress of the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in July of 2012.
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Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statues provide that no person in the US shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation, in be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity, receiving federal financial assistance. The SWMPC received Federal Funding and is required to have a Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan that outlines the efforts that SWMPC will undertake to ensure again discrimination on the above mentioned grounds. This plan also outlines the complaint procedures for anyone who feels that they have been discriminated against. For questions regarding this document please contact the Title VI Coordinator K. John Egelhaaf at (269) 925-1137 x 12 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the SWMPC.